Gigantism And Acromegaly

Gigantism and acromegaly are syndromes caused by excessive secretion of GH (Hypersomatotropismus). These are almost always caused by an adenoma pituitary. Before epiphyseal closure occurs gigantism. Later, results in a acromegaly, which causes typical changes in the face and elsewhere. The diagnosis is made clinically and radiographs of the hands and the skull. The treatment consists in the destruction or at the distance of the triggering adenoma. Many growth hormone…

September 3, 2018